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Getting there

Elton Furze Gold Club
Bullock Road

Tel: 01832 280 189

Directions can be found at


Date: Friday 6th September
Location: Club House at Elton Furze
Time: 7.00am - 11.15am

Team Captains: PLEASE ensure you register with ALL your team present.

Voucher for Lunch for all golfers given on registration.

Complimentary Tea/Coffee available on arrival and a Voucher for Lunch for all golfers will be given on registration and, in line with theme of the day you will be enjoying “Bangers ‘n Mash”” after your first 9 holes.

Due to the large amount of entries, we shall be using a two-Tee start. This will benefit the player on two counts – 1) you will have an hour to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat after playing nine holes before you play your next nine! The starter will provide you with the timings for your second nine holes; and, 2) we hope to get the field finished earlier so that you can go back to the hotel and be ready for an amazing evening!

Please arrive at least an hour before your tee off to allow time to register and ten minutes with the Starter and time for tutoring on the live scoring iPhone.

Tee Times

1st Tee 730am - 11.00am Men Yellow Tees
10th Tee   7.30am - 11.00am   Ladies   Red Tees

NB Should you wish to play the course beforehand (5th September) please ring 01832 280614 and book a tee time and let them know you are playing in the Tony Hadley Golf Classic and they will give you special member guest rate of £19.00 per person.

Dress Code

Appropriate golfing attire and golf shoes on course – NO JEANS/TRAINERS.

NO golf/spiked shoes allowed in Clubhouse bar area.

Competition Information

This year, as well as the main golf competition, you will also compete in the Sponsor’s competition giving your team entry into your own “Cricket World Cup” competition on the golf course. This year the actual Cricket World Cup takes place in England and Wales – hence the theme of the day: Hole in One – HOWZAT!  combining Golf and Cricket.

Your team will be representing a Country in this competition and the team on the opposing tee time will be playing for the same country.

In addition, we are delighted to inform you that once again we will be using LIVE scoring with smart phones organised this year by Competition Golf, kindly sponsored by Quai Administration Services.  A tutorial on use will be given on the day, so please ensure you allow enough time prior to your tee time.

Main Competition

The main golf competition will be a Four Ball Stableford Team Event.

To try to reduce round times this year we have altered the playing format a little.  Every player will play a tee shot and then the Team Captain will choose the ‘best drive’ from which each team member will play their next shot.  After this, all players will play their own ball, as normal in golf. 

We have also tweaked the scoring system a little this year, so rather than the best 2 scores on each hole counting (as in previous years), this year 2 players’ scores will count for 6 holes, 3 players’ scores will count for 6 holes and 4 players’ scores count for 6 holes. To ensure there is no advantage for playing off 1st or 10th tees the breakdown for this scoring system will be as follows:

1-3 2 players’ scores count
4-6 3 players’ scores count
7-9 4 players’ scores count
10-12 2 players’ scores count
13-15 3 players’ scores count
16-18 4 players’ scores count

The handicap limit will be 24 for Men and 30 for Ladies and players will receive a stroke allowance of ¾ of their handicap.  However, when completing your confirmation sheet for return to the Organiser, please simply write down your official/normal handicap and, if you are a golf club member, please include your CDH number. My Golf Team will check your handicap on the day and the Scorer will make any necessary adjustments. If you do not have an official/normal handicap, please write 24 for Men and 30 for Ladies and we’ll work things out from there.

 Team Captains must:

  1. Enter all four gross scores after each hole using the pre-programmed Phone;
  2. Ask team members who are heading towards scoring more than a double bogey to pick up their ball (this helps with pace of play); in this case they will score zero on the Phone scorecard

The Phone will now also collate the scores for the ‘All Rounder’ (Yellow Ball) competition. You can purchase your one “Yellow Ball” on your first Tee for £10.00 (1 Ball per team).   To be eligible to win the Yellow Ball competition you will need to hand your Yellow Ball back (if you still have it) with your score Phone at the end of the round.

Scores entered on the Phone will be used to determine the Winning Team of the main golf competition and the ‘Winners’ of the Cricket World Cup.  Each person playing for the ‘Winning Country” will receive a prize kindly donated by Quai Administration and Mashie Golf and this will be presented to the Team Captain during the evening event.  

Please note that the scores for all 3 competitions will be visible as Leader boards on the Phone and in the Clubhouse but will have 3 scores hidden so you will not know the final results until golf presentations during the evening

‘CRICKET WORLD CUP’ Competition Rules

Teams will score runs and lose wickets per over (hole) depending upon their NETT score.

Birdie or less = 6 Runs

Par = 4 Runs

Bogey or worse = Wicket, 2 runs deducted

Teams playing off the 1st and 10th holes at the same time will play for the same Country and their overall score will amount to a total of runs. The Country scoring the highest total of runs will win.

If tied, the winner will be the Country scoring the most sixes; if still a tie then the Country with the most runs scored by the lowest handicap player will win.

NB Overthrow
For one shot only throughout the round, a golfer can use a throw, roll or lob of the golf ball with their hand.

NB Umpire Card
The Captain holds this card and once any player in the team encounters any of the following:

  • Goes into a bunker
  • akes an air shot
  • goes into water
  • out of bounds
  • or any offence the team deems worthy of a player receiving this card.

This card is then passed to that player.

The player left with the “Umpire Card” at end of their round hands over £5 fine together with Phone and Yellow Ball to the Scorer.

The scoring is fully automated from the gross scores entered onto the Phone, as in the example here.

Gold Entertainment Package - £20

Each golfer can ONLY purchase the “Entertainment Package” at Registration - Cost is £20 per golfer (all money goes to the Charity).
This enables participation in two golf Competitions with Vouchers given on purchase of this package to hand in where necessary as proof of entry.
The Package also includes £100 of fun money (worth £10) to play in the Dungeon Fun Casino this evening for prizes!

Mashie Golf Champagne Putting Competition (Practice Putting Green)
Please hand in your Voucher to the representative on the Putting Green. Open from 8.30am – 4.30pm.
A bottle of Champagne will be placed in a hole on the green and you will have 6 shots to hit it!  The person who hits it the most wins!

“Beat The Pro” (Hole 5) Please hand in your voucher to the representative on Hole 5. This is your opportunity to Beat the Pro - Your tee shot must be on the green and inside the Pro’s so even if the Pro misses the green and you get on the green you have beaten the Pro!
If you manage to do this, you will receive a voucher to hand in at hospitality marquee after your final hole to receive your prize along with your goody bag!

Hole Activity

Hole 5: Beat the Pro (only if you have bought Entertainment Package)

Hole 13: The Kell Ryan Trophy for “Longest Drive with a Hickory Club” (Refusal will cost you £5)

Hole 15: Mashie Golf Challenge will be £5 entry (payable on the Hole) for Nearest to the Pin. Winner receives a £200 Membership to the Mashie Members club (  and each golfer who hits the Green receives £15 clothing Voucher.

Hole 9: Men’s “Longest Drive” for “Jack Powell Trophy”

Hole 11: Ladies “Longest Drive”

Hole 14: Be “Bowled Over” or will it be A Golden Duck?

Hole 18: Money for Old Rope

Money for Old Rope (USED ON GREEN ONLY) – This could enhance your game!

  1. Each golfer will be able to buy a ‘pot luck’ piece of string for £1 on the 18th Tee.
  2. The string can then be used once on the 18th Green.
  3. You can use the string anywhere on the 18th green (enables you to move your ball the length of the string without adding a stroke to your score, useful if your putt is less than your piece of string).
  4. Fair play will be monitored on this hole.

Hole in One prices

Hole 2: Kia Car! Kindly donated by BOONGATE KIA

Hole 5: Cash Prize Kindly donated by BOONGATE KIA (Cash amount dependent on yardage)

Hole 12: Cash Prize Kindly donated by BOONGATE KIA (Cash amount dependent on yardage)

Hole 15: Cash Prize Kindly donated by BOONGATE KIA (Cash amount dependent on yardage)

Prizes will be awarded at the presentations for:

  • Winning Team
  • Second Team, Third Team and Fourth Team!
  • Best Dressed Team
  • Best Individual Golfer
  • Best Team Name
  • Mashie Putting Competition
  • Longest Drive Men & Longest Drive Ladies
  • Nearest to the Pin (Hole 15) Winner of the £200 Voucher
  • Winning Team of “All Rounder” (Yellow Ball Competition)



Prizes for the two teams representing the winning country in Cricket World Cup will win a prize - kindly donated by our sponsors Quai Administration Services in conjunction with Mashie Golf


If you have been kind enough to sponsor a hole, a banner or banners with company details on will be placed on your sponsored hole in an appropriate place on the hole either near tee or the green. All banners should arrive with appropriate stakes and fixings to allow us to put up banners correctly.  If you have sponsored a hole but do not already have a banner, then please contact the following who will be able to help you at a reasonable price and mention it is for The Tony Hadley Golf Classic:

Mick Horton  - Europress Print on 01733 390890 for free quote email

With regard to your delivery of banners, please contact Margaret Clark via email or by phone 01733 350951 NO LATER THAN 28th August to arrange for safe delivery/collection of banners by 5th September.  Please confirm the number of your sponsored hole when speaking to Margaret and ensure Banner delivery is marked accordingly. The course will be set up by volunteers the day beforehand and therefore we regret it will not be possible for banners to be put up during the golf day itself.

Please let Margaret know if you would like two banners on your sponsored hole – one on tee and/or one near green, if appropriate.